The 'Rouseabout' Avro-Avian plane G-AUHK taxi-ing with the crowd behind it at its launch on the 07 July 1928 at the Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney.

This plane was donated by John Joseph (JJ) Rouse to the Australian Aero Club in New South Wales. According to media sources at the time, the first official flight of the Rouseabout was piloted by Squadron Leader (Charles) Kingsford-Smith and Rouse's married daughter Winifred Crane was passenger. Mr Rouse gave a speech and his wife Anna Rouse christened the plane with a bottle of Australian wine.

John Joseph (JJ) Rouse was a co-founder of Baker & Rouse and later was a founding managing director of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.

Description of Content

Crowd gathered around plane on open grassy field. Two figures running alongside in foreground. Muddy grass in the foreground with wheel marks through it, and a fence in the background. The photograph is slightly blurred.

Physical Description

Digital file. Digital copy of an original photograph which was black and white, landscape orientation, with white border.

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